"I could hear some of the things the crowd was shouting. "get the N****" and "2,4,6,8 we ain't gonna integrate." (page 79, Pattillo)
2,4,6,8 WE AIN'T GONNA INTEGRATE!!
"bombs away!" someone shouted above me. I looked up to see a flaming paper wad coming right down on me.
"change the rules of the game, girl, and they might not like it so much.“They’d think I was crazy.” “They’d think you were no longer their victim.” (chapter 23, Patillo)
change the rules of the game girl, and the might not like it so much
Melba was walking out of school and could hear the white people chanting "2,4,6,8 we ain't gonna integrate"
The white high school kids locked melba up in the bathroom and started throwing fire balls inside her stalls
Throughout Melba’s time at Central, her grandmother has advised her to follow the teachings of Jesus and to draw her strength from the Bible and God. Here, she advises Melba to model her behavior in school after Mahatma Gandhi’s methods in India